Classic Gets Modern Update by New Lights Grace and G-Eazy [FULL STREAM] @officialgrace @g_eazy

Classic Gets Modern Update by New Lights Grace and G-Eazy

Classic Gets Modern Update by New Lights Grace and G-Eazy

You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore had a sort of feminist flair in the earlier 60’s which made it a pop-powerhouse to independence. Produced by the legendary Quincy Jones, the song was a hot contender alongside The Beatles. This updated version from singer Grace, featuring Oakland-native G-Eazy, is full modernized and is as every bit as beautiful as the original. Blessed too with the power of Jones on this take, this soulful update can be a launching pad for both of these new talents.

Listen to the full audio below.
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New Prince Produced Album with Judith Hill Called Back In Time FREE DOWNLOAD

We are not sure why the music Gods have shined on us but get this one while you can.  Thanks Live Nation for sending this our way.  For those of you who do not know Judith Hill, please know that she is a vocal titan who you may remember from Michael Jackson’s This is It movie and album of the same name. More recently, she was featuring in the amazing documentary about background singers called 10 Feet From Stardom.  Truly amazing opportunity to hear something new and likely amazing from these two.  Apparently, Prince had a private listening party for this joint this weekend so peep it while you can.

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Tinashe Drops New “Amethyst” Mixtape [FULL STREAM] @tinashe

Tinashe Drops New "Amethyst" Mixtape


Tinashe drops new “Amethyst” mixtape. The 7-track project from the R&B artist comes only a few months after her debut album “Aquarius,” and features production from Ryan Hemsworth, DJ Dahi, and Ritz Reynolds, to name a few. The mixtape is a result of Tinashe’s bedroom studio sessions over the past Christmas break. “Amethyst” is named after Tinashe’s birthstone and is meant to be a “thank you gift” to her fans for always believing in her.


Check out “Amethyst” by Tinashe

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Soulection Honors Sade’s Legacy in Style with “Love Is King” Compilation of Reimagined Songs @Soulection @SadeOfficial


Call it laudable ambition or foolish hubris, but the L.A.-based Soulection music collective has curated a brand new compilation of reimagined, remixed, and reinterpreted tracks from Sade’s prolific catalog. Admittedly, before the soulhead team gave it a proper listen, we were a bit skeptical. Naturally. It takes a hefty dose of bravado to touch the damn-near flawless songcraft of the iconic Ms. Adu. Read more of this post

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – I’ll Be There OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO @nilerodgers @karliekloss #IllBeThere

Listening to this while posting and we are really loving this new track which feels fresh and retro at the same time.  Featuring the unmistakable Chic rhythm section sound with Mr. Nile Rodgers holding court, this track masterfully intertwines lush female vocals and even a little robotic nod to Daft Punk into the mix.  Well done sir.  We look forward to hearing this one for years to come and you continue to remain as relevant as ever.  Kudos!

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#LongPlayLove: Bell Biv DeVoe’s Poison – Celebrating 25 Years by Justin Chadwick @justin_chadwick @OfficialBBD @MrRickyBell @MikeBiv @RonDeVoe

Happy 25th Birthday to Bell Biv DeVoe’s debut LP Poison, originally released March 20, 1990.

It’s hard to believe, but more than thirty years have passed since five precociously talented young gentlemen released their debut album together as New Edition. 1983’s Candy Girl marked the official beginning of the Boston-bred group’s storied career, which has proven time and time again to be one of the most remarkable and enduring phenomena in music history. Read more of this post

NEW: James Chatburn x Jordan Rakei “Holiday Love” Deserves A Listen [FULL STREAM] @jordanrakei @jameschatburn

James Chatburn x Jordan Rakei "Holiday Love" Deserves A Listen

NEW James Chatburn and Jordan Rakei “Holiday Love” deserves a listen. is no stranger to the smooth sounds of Jordan Rakei. This time he’s collaborated with Australian Singer/Producer James Chatburn to bring us “Holiday Love.” The R&B/Jazz/Soul lovers should have this one on repeat for a while. Have a Listen!

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Another New Pharrell Produced Snoop Track- “Awake” [FULL STREAM] @I_AM_OTHER @SnoopDogg

Another New Pharrell Produced Snoop Track

Another New Pharrell Produced Snoop Track- “Awake”

Last week, Snoop debuted his first new song in a while, “Peaches n Cream”. The groovy number produced by Pharrell featured Uncle Charlie Wilson. This new song “Awake” also boasts Pharrell Williams on the track. While not as quite as funky as Peaches, it’s still Uncle Snoop. If these songs are to be an indicator of what’s to come, Snoop is departing from heavy rhymes or even reggae jams and taking on this post-post-modern fusion of funk, pop, and hip-hop on his forthcoming album, Bush.
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Shi Wisdom Does an Acapella Cover of “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” [FULL STREAM] @shiwisdom


Shi Wisdom Does an Acapella Cover of “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.” It’s always refreshing to hear a new cover of an old classic. It allows us to enjoy our favorite tracks in a new light and resurrects our appreciation for the original. Toronto Singer/Songwriter Shi Wisdom does just that with her acapella cover of Boyz II Men’s “Its So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.”


Have a Listen!


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Johnny Gill featuring New Edition – This One [FULL SONG STREAM] @RealJohnnyGill

Mr. Gill steps to the fore for this one and invites his NE brethren (mostly Ralph and Ricky) to bless the mic on this long from his latest album, Game Changer.  This smooth track has radio potential and will certainly be a highlight as they  work on a reunion album.  Enjoy. Read more of this post

New Jill Scott – You Don’t Know [FULL VIDEO] @missjillscott

Bluesy, soulful and soaring, this new track by Jilly From Philly highlights her special gift.  Although not necessarily the most radio friendly like her classics The Way and Golden, this new song will have her faithful fans running to turn this one up.

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A few days ago Jill Scott teased a new song called “Don’t Know” in her very first Instagram post. Less than a week later we don’t just get a song, but a full on performance video dripping in vintage soul and blues. Read more of this post

Kendrick Lamar Presents: “King Kunta” [FULL STREAM] @kendricklamar


Kendrick Lamar Presents: “King Kunta.” Recently Sir Kendrick Lamar announced the name of his upcoming album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” After delivering what was arguably an instant classic with “Good Kid M.A.A.D City” in late 2012, the anticipation for Kendrick’s follow up project has been running high. At long last, the eager fans have a single to play on repeat until “To Pimp A Butterfly’s” March 23rd Release. King Kunta brings loads of energy behind a groovy bassline and an overall funky vibe. This shift toward a more jazzy sound was also evident during Kendrick’s head turning performance on the Colbert Report a few months back. As for the rumors that “To Pimp a Butterfly” will be the blackest album since “Watch the Throne,” well, King Kunta certainly fits the description.

Check out “King Kunta” by Kendrick Lamar

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#LongPlayLove: Poor Righteous Teachers’ Holy Intellect – Celebrating 25 Years by Justin Chadwick @justin_chadwick @wiseintelligent


Happy 25th Birthday to Poor Righteous Teachers’ debut LP Holy Intellect, originally released March 16, 1990.

A show of hands, if I may. Who remembers a time, not too long ago, when hip-hop artists who embodied substance over superficiality were the rule, and not the exception to the rule? A time when listening to the latest rap record du jour didn’t engender ho-hum indifference, as you struggled to endure its creator’s vapid narcissism and materialism masquerading as contemporary cool. A time when the hip-hop community was predominantly defined by provocative, multi-dimensional emcees devoted to examining the social, cultural, spiritual, intellectual, and political dynamics of the world. A time when poignant messages were seamlessly calibrated with refreshing sonic adventurism, making for truly memorable and soul-affirming listening experiences.
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Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp A Butterfly” Available on iTunes + FULL ALBUM STREAM @kendricklamar

Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Available on iTunes

Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp A Butterfly” Available on iTunes

You did not read that wrong. This is not a drill. Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” is now available on iTunes. The 16 track album is available for downloads. Below read the names of all the songs. Then download it and check back in for the review!

BUY Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

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Leon Bridges Channels The Soul of Eras Gone By [FULL MUSIC STREAM] @leonbridges

Leon Bridges Channels The Soul of Eras Gone By

Leon Bridges Channels The Soul of Eras Gone By

On first listen of “Lisa Sawyer”, you think that you are listening to an undiscovered oldie. “How is it” you ask yourself, self-avowed soulhead that you are “that I’ve never heard of Leon Bridges”. And then, after a quick Google search you find that the subject of your fascination was born in 1990. He has only three songs officially released, and he is just now really ramping up his public promotion campaign. Yet and still, the Fort Worth, TX native has already sold out shows later this summer as far as the South and all the way up to Brooklyn.

Without wanting to overstate his talent (for fear that you will blow him off as just another “it thing”), Bridges is the truth. His voice, his guitar skills, his purposeful production that makes you romanticize the days of humid, mid-20th century summer nights at the soda-shop, Bridges deserves your ear. Listen below to his songs “Better Man”, “Lisa Sawyer”, and “Coming Home”.

Leon Bridges Channels The Soul of Eras Gone By

Leon Bridges – Better Man

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer

The Mello Music Group’s “Persona” Is Pure, Unadulterated Hip-Hop At Its Best [FULL STREAM] @Mellomusicgroup @oddisee @redpillrap @apollobrown


Hip-Hop Lives! The Mello Music Group’s “Persona” is pure, unadulterated Hip-Hop at its finest. Based in Arizona, USA, the Mello Music Group is an independent label with an agenda; to make “boom bap at its best: evolving and expanding the art form, capturing stories of the struggle, upholding the tradition, and keeping the crooked honest.” Their latest EP, “Persona,” dropped on March 10th 2015. The project is a musical compilation which includes various emcees like Oddisee, Apollo Brown, yU, L’Orange, Red Pill, Open Mike Eagle, Rapper Big Pooh, and Quelle Chris.

“Persona” delivers boom-bap-driven, conscious, self-aware defiance. Somewhere, the founding fathers of Hip-Hop are nodding with approval. Read more of this post

Uncle Snoop and Uncle Charlie Drop This Summer’s Two-Step Jam [FULL LYRIC VIDEO] @SnoopDogg @ImCharlieWilson @i_am_OTHER

Uncle Snoop and Uncle Charlies Drop This Summer's Two-Step Jam

Uncle Snoop and Uncle Charlie Drop This Summer’s Two-Step Jam

For most places across the country, the promise of spring is an illusory hope to which many are clinging. But out on the West Coast, Snoop Dogg dropped his hot new track on Los Angeles‘ new radio station Real 92.3. Debuting the song on a segment with Big Boy (formerly of the Neighborhood), the song fused West Coast rap with a funky-70s inspired baseline and the featured voice of Charlie Wilson. The song is produced by none other than Pharrell. Check out the whole song below!
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@Snoop Dogg and @ImCharlie Wilson – Peaches and Cream Produced by @Pharrell Williams [FULL STREAM]

Snoop Dogg, Uncle Charlie Wilson and Pharrell combined for the classic “Beautiful” years back and now they are back at it.   Fresh off of a 7MM+ verdict against him in the Blurred Lines drama, Pharrell lays a dope laid back track that is ideal for Snoops flow and Uncle Charlie’s vocal embellishments.    We really dig this joint. Read more of this post

Letoya Luckett & T.I. Team Up For The Latest Single Off Her Upcoming Album ‘Until Then’ [FULL STREAM]


Letoya Luckett & T.I. Team Up For The Latest Single Off Her Upcoming Album ‘Until Then.’ The track, titled “Don’t Make Me Wait,” originally released last year as a teaser for Letoya’s third solo studio album, which is set to release later this year. This time around, King of the South T.I. has decided to contribute a verse to Luckett’s single. The timing of this collaboration could not have been better, since the former Destiny’s Child member plans to release her album in the coming months, and T.I. very recently confirmed a sequel to the movie ATL.

Check out “Don’t Make Me Wait” Here!


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NEW MUSIC From Sango & SPZRKT Does Not Disappoint @Sangobeats @SPZRKT


New Music From Sango & SPZRKT does not disappoint. When Sango & SPZRKT first collaborated on JMK and Used To The Melody, they made it clear that we should expect nothing but quality music whenever these two get together. Recently, they dropped a joint-EP titled “Hours Spent Loving You.” The chill-sounding tracks are driven by Sango’s producing skills and complimented well by SPZRKT’s vocals.

This song right here titled “How Do You Love Meis our favorite of the bunch.

Check it out!

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